We did it.
Today, Prime Minister Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. And the credit for that goes to you. Over the past few months, Energy Citizens from coast to coast sent more than 10,000 emails to their Members of Parliament. In recent weeks, Prime Minister Trudeau received close to 20,000 emails from Energy Citizens.
You spoke and your voice was heard. Because of you, the government made the right decision for Canadian prosperity. Prime Minister Trudeau was able to strike a balance between the responsible development of Canada’s energy resources and protecting the environment.
The approved Trans Mountain Expansion project means:
- More than 32,000 jobs ever year for the next 25 years;
- $47 billion for provincial and federal governments, which helps fund the heath care, education, and infrastructure our communities rely on; and
- More Canadian oil can get to Asia, increasing our access to a growing market and enabling Canada to be the supplier of choice for energy around the world.
Today, less than one percent of Canada’s oil is exported to markets outside of North America – Trans Mountain can help change that. It’s also predicted that Western Canada could be producing 5.5 million barrels a day by 2030. Right now, our system can only handle 4 million barrels a day – are we’re using almost all of that. Trans Mountain will help take some of the strain off – but we will still need more capacity in the years to come.
So let’s celebrate today – but be mindful that our work isn’t done. Those who oppose Trans Mountain will not quit – they will likely fight even harder now to stop the project.
Stay vigilant and strong and keep standing up for oil and gas developed the Canadian way!
Canada’s Energy Citizens